A soldier who is accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend by slitting her throat "from ear to ear" has admitted he was obsessive but denied stalking her.
LCpl Trimaan "Harry" Dhillon said he 'never at any point considered himself to be stalking her', despite making three 240-mile round trips to be around her house at night.
The 26-year-old said he had no justification, and admitted his obsessive behaviour.
Richard Wright QC, prosecuting, told the defendant:
"You plagued the last few weeks of this poor girl's life and made it miserable."
The 2 SCOTS signaller said he loved the 24-year-old, because she made him feel special and he liked how she looked:
"We used to share the craziest sense of humour together and I knew everything about her (...) That's not because I stalked her, that's because I used to care and listen every time"
Mr Dhillon denies murdering his ex and leaving her to bleed to death in her bathroom last October.
He says Miss Ruggles died when she lunged at him with a carving knife and the weapon ended up in her neck when he blocked her.
The prosecution claims she suffered six or more slices to the neck which went through to her spine.
Alice Ruggles, 24, had told police she felt "terrified" of her ex-boyfriend and unsafe in her own home days before she was found.
The trial continues.
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